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Old 10-30-2003, 01:22 AM
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1992 300 Series

This is my first post on this forum. I am looking at possibly purchasing a 92 300 Series for about 4k. I currently own a 76 Corvette that I blew an engine in about a month ago. I dumped about 3k into the engine only to have the exact same thing happen about 5 miles after I got it in there. So now I am just looking for a reliable but clean looking ride. By searching this forum I can tell that reliability has been beat like a dead horse, but I couldnt find any threads that specifically answered my questions. Am I looking at dumping alot of money in this to keep it running? If that is the case I will go get a Civic or something. Is 4k a good price for it? It is a 2.6 liter, 4 door, 140,000 miles, two tone gray and white. Body is in great condition. Any advice comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 10-30-2003, 09:03 AM
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Buy it, it sounds like an O.K. price. There are two things you should know: you will probably have to put money into it, not a ton, but some, and the other thing is that Mercedes-Benzes last a long time. They have good overall quality, and as long as you do reasonably good maintenance, the engine will not blow, ever. M-B's are good for 250k on the engine before a top end rebuild. They also hold their value. Make sure things work before you buy, or the things that don't work you can live with. Good luck!
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Old 10-30-2003, 10:13 AM
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Get a good PPI.
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Old 10-30-2003, 12:41 PM
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What is PPI?
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Old 10-30-2003, 12:51 PM
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PPI = Pre Purchase Inspection
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